Sep 16, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. but the u.s. is confident his regime has collapsed. and in a related development, the united nation's general assembly voted to give libya's seat to the national transitional council, made up of former rebels. back in the u.s., president obama today signed into law the first major overhaul of the nation's patent system in nearly 60 years. the america invents act is designed to streamline the patent process, reduce costly legal battles, and give the patent office more money to process applications faster. that office currently takes an average of three years to approve a patent. at a signing ceremony in alexandria, virginia, the president said the bipartisan law would help bring products to market faster and spur innovation. on wall street today, stocks closed strong, managing their first five-day winning streak since july. the dow jones industrial average gained nearly 76 points to close at 11,509. the nasdaq rose 15 points to close above 2,622. for the week, the dow gained nearly 5%; the nasdaq rose more than 6%. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> wood
Sep 21, 2011 5:30pm PDT
to head off the palestinians' bid for recognition as a state by the united nations. he spoke to the u.n. general assembly for the third time since taking office. the president had made clear he would make middle east peace the focus of today's address. he set the stage by recounting what he called "a remarkable year," that saw the killing of osama bin laden, as well as arab spring uprisings that have brought down decades-old regimes dictators in libya, egypt and tunisia. >> something is happening in our world. the way things have been is not the way they will be. the humiliating grip of corruption and tyranny is being pried open. the promise written down on paper-- all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights-- is closer at hand. >> brown: the president then turned to the israeli- palestinian conflict, acknowledging that, for many in the audience at the u.n., it stands as a key test of those principles. but the president acknowledged, the israeli-palestinian conflict more than any other has put those principles to the test. >> one year ago, i stood at this podium and
Sep 14, 2011 5:30pm PDT
showdown at the united nations as palestinian officials push for statehood and a vote in the general assembly. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> i mean, where would we be without small businesses? >> we need small businesses. >> they're the ones that help drive growth. >> like electricians, mechanics, carpenters. >> they strengthen our communities. >> every year, chevron spends billions with small businesses. that goes right to the heart of local communities, providing jobs, keeping people at work. they depend on us. >> the economy depends on them. >> and we depend on them. ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you.
Sep 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
of state of palestine to the secretary general of the united nations, asking that palestine will be admitted as full member states in the united nations. >> sreenivasan: malki did not rule out a last-minute compromise. at the same time, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu announced he will address the u.n. general assembly to oppose the palestinian push. >> now i know that the general assembly is not a place where israel get a fair hearing. i know that the automatic majorities, they're always rushed to condemn israel and twist truth beyond recognition. but i have decide to go there anyway, not to win applause but to speak the truth to every nation that wants to hear the truth. >> sreenivasan: both israel and the u.s. argue the only way to palestinian statehood is through direct negotiations with the israelis. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to ray. >> suarez: and to a rare and intimate glimpse into history. the new book, "jacqueline kennedy: historic conversations on life with john f. kennedy," includes never-before-heard audio recordings of interv